Was Jim Garrison Paid by the CIA?
Updated: Oct 11, 2021
Jim Garrison charged that the lawyers of various witnesses, including Gordon Novel, were paid by the CIA. In the late 1970s, Gordon Novel was charged with firebombing a building in New Orleans and one of his lawyers was Jim Garrison.
This prompted a very funny comment from a prosecutor.
New Orleans Times-Picayune, October 15, 1976
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Elmer Gertz was Gordon Novel's lawyer in his libel lawsuit against Garrison and Playboy Magazine. Have a look at the letters that Gertz sent to Novel demanding payment.
One of Gordon Novel's lawyers was ready to countersue for his fees. Why didn't the CIA just pay his bill?
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